July 17, 2016
This was a busy weekend! It started Friday afternoon with Samuel's music concert at La Petite Fanfare - he had been learning songs and was introduced to playing the piano and the violin. He was a very good performer!
At home after the show, he showed us how he practiced the piano.
The next morning we met with our bikes at
where we had a picnic lunch and the boys had fun playing/swimming in the lake.
Karine played some music for us. We said goodbye to the Mallards and a yellow
sea plane. It was time to start our bike ride to Messines. We biked along the
road to the bike path. Blue
It is a beautiful bike trail. We stopped for another swim again and had fun at the playground in Messines. Then the boys got what they were waiting for - a visit to the cottage. Soon we were back in our cars and heading there for swimming, checking out our new inflatable "island" and enjoying a BBQ supper. They had fun making a dog "birthday cake" for Boots who is 10. Boots splashed around in the water checking out his new "toys".
It was a perfect Saturday when the boys woke up early the next morning. They had breakfast and then headed out with Grandpa and Barbara for a loon count. A family of Mergansers was on the dock. Grandpa helped Sam drive the boat. When we saw a loon, we would have a drink of hot chocolate or a cookie. We saw several adults and one small young. We watched a Bald Eagle fly over.
Back at the cottage, Grandpa and the boys made their chocolate ice cream - it would be a treat for supper.
Then Sam went tubing, the boys swam and went the men went fishing for pike. Papa caught one! The day ended with a campfire.